UseOutdoor lighting, walls and stairs
ApplicationsResidential, retaill, hotel, cultural, corporate, educational, healthcare, urban
CharacteristicsNo visible lighting fixture, in-concrete lighting
SIMES' Ghost range of products represents a revolution in understanding light in relation to the materials of the architecture itself: light does not only unfold and bring out the features of space, but becomes mass itself. The light source integrates itself completely in the void until it disappears almost altogether. What is perceived is only the light and its effect on the surrounding space. Architecture becomes thus a shell of “dynamic” surfaces of voids and fullness of light that directly derives from the material, following the creative path the lighting designer had imagined.
The light blade comes from the concrete. When it’s off, it disappears. No artifice, just a cut in the concrete with brutal and magic inspiration: actually a technical prodigy, directly casted into the concrete, the product of a sophisticated and invisible genius to fuse architecture and light in a natural way. M. Sadler
Ghost for cast concrete is a lighting void that is obtained from a polypropylene housing anchored to the retaining panels before pouring the concrete. Ghost is composed of two elements: the housing and the lighting element.
SIMES’ Ghost is composed of two elements: the housing and the lighting element. The housing has two separate parts, firstly, a jig (1A), which forms the housing, and is extracted together with the retaining panel after completing the casting and removing the anchor screws (2). Secondly, a housing (1B) that remains embedded inside the casting and houses the lighting element when the jig is removed.
The housing is supplied with bolts, locking system and stickers to be applied on the outside of the retaining panels to ensure the perfect alignment if installing multiple luminaires. The lighting element (3) is die cast aluminium and is anchored to the casing (1B) through proper screws. It remains completely hidden in the void.
LED / Low-Energy
Ghost for materials to be plastered
SIMES' Ghost range originates from a simple but revolutionary idea that thanks to a careful engineering became an industrial product: to create out-and-out luminous cavities inside the material and to conceal the lighting body as to make the light the only and unique player in the architecture. This concept which was initially conceived for cast concrete walls in place; now it comes in new innovative variants that turn it into a product suitable for many construction materials: insulation panels, brick walls, walls in cement conglomerate or other materials to be plastered.
Ghost for insulation panels may be installed inside the exterior insulating panel. The degree of insulation of the house will stay unchanged for it is manufactured of the same type of polystyrene insulation. Attention should be paid though to the positioning of the corrugated tube for electrification. The height of SIMES’ Ghost for insulation panel has been designed to take on standard AED35 (50cm) insulating blocks while the thickness (10 cm) facilitates the integration in insulating panels with the same or greater thickness. The cavity is pre-finished and ready for painting.
Ghost for breeze block application and other materials to be plastered is easily applied in walls made of perforated bricks or cement conglomerate. The product is designed to be wall mounted and completely integrated with the architecture of which it will take over the finish. The cavity is pre-finished and ready for painting.